Did you hear?... East LA deputies seized 50,000 pairs of counterfeit Vans footwear

East Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies seized 50,000 pairs of counterfeit Vans footwear in a Sept. 20 raid, a Vans' spokesperson announced.

East Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies seized 50,000 pairs of counterfeit Vans footwear in a Sept. 20 raid, a Vans' spokesperson announced. The counterfeit Vans were valued at an estimated $2.35 million, In addition, the owners of three stores, Chen Chun Fen, of Mike’s Shoes, Yuguan Wu, of Lightning Shoes and Lan Quing Zhang, of Peter’s Shoes, were arrested. Chris Overholser, Vans marketing director stated that although the footwear did not bear the Vans logo, it did feature side stripe and outsole designs that are registered trademarks of the company. Indications are that the counterfeiters planned to distribute the footwear in Southern California, Mexico and Latin America.


Counterfeit TNF and Timberland goods seized by NYPD

The New York City police department conducted a raid right before Christmas in the Garment District, and ended up seizing more than $12 million worth of counterfeit brand name apparel, including The North Face and Timberland. Mayor Michael Bloomberg characterized the raid as ...read more

Did you hear?... Vans to introduce a line of outdoor footwear for women

Vans has announced that it is introducing a line of outdoor footwear for women "geared towards a youthful, edgy consumer looking for a technical product designed for aggressive outdoor activity." SNEWS® notes that Vans used this same exact quote when they introduced a line of ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Last week, Columbia Sportswear joined forces with authorities in Kuala Lumpur to raid three Malaysian Factory Outlet Stores selling counterfeit Columbia Sportswear apparel, seizing more than 1,400 counterfeit shirts and pants using Columbia labels. The raids took place ...read more


Did you hear?...Bowflex machine not at fault in student athlete’s death

The death of a student athlete at a home east of Sacramento, Calif., was ruled a “tragic accident,” and a Bowflex exercise machine did not cause the death, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office overseeing the investigation. Justin Butler, 16, was found unconscious in ...read more

Did you hear?... COBS receives $50,000 grant from REI

The Colorado Outward Bound School announced today that it has received a $50,000 grant from REI to help fund the construction of a $100,000 climbing wall covering 1,600 square feet in its Golden, Col.-based American Mountaineering Center headquarters. Outward Bound estimates that ...read more

Did you hear?... Outside magazine donates $50,000 to the Conservation Alliance

Outside magazine told SNEWS® today that it is donating $50,000 to the Conservation Alliance during a special ceremony at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on Friday, Aug. 10. Outside will present the $50,000 check to the Conservation Alliance, a non-profit organization of outdoor ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Timberland retail employees and customers from around the world are kicking off a global 2003 Earth Day community service initiative April 22. More than 100 service projects will take place across the globe from Maine to Munich, from Tokyo to Toronto. Projects will represent a ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of April 26-May 2 >> Continuing to support and encourage beginner-friendly paddling experiences, Rutabaga Paddlesports in Madison, Wis., is offering the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium again this year, July 8-10. The focus of the symposium is on the non-competitive ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Dunham will be a co-presenting sponsor of this year's Banff Mountain Festivals. This year's events will be held at The Banff Centre in the town of Banff, Alberta, from November 4-9, 2003. Dunham will also be the co-presenting sponsor of the 28th annual Banff Mountain Film ...read more